Pretty sad, I know. Like most, I started FF for trout but that was a million years ago using my Dad's gear. When I got back into FF many years later, it was all about steelhead - then I caught the saltwater bug. Last count I have close to 20 fly rods ranging from 7 through 14wt. I suppose I could count the pair of cheapo 4wt outfits for taking kids bluegill fishing, but nothing I would plan a legit trout fishing trip around.... Although, my ample carcass stuffed into tuna blood-stained waders and carrying a WalMart flyrod might make quite the statement on the Madison!
The cut banks are very inviting but the boulder field caught my eye. Fascinating.Switched it up and went for a hike with the Mrs. today. We cruised a beautiful high mountain park/meadow.
There was a killer stream that cut right through the middle. I saw fish up to 8". So wished I had a 2 wt.
On the way out, this piece caught my eye. When I think of fishing in Montana, this is what comes to mind. Absolutely incredible and I can't wait to get back in there and see what's holding in some of those cut banks.
Tomorrow we are out for a short drift lower in the system to see if we can get back into the big bugs. Then it's back to reality for a bit.
I can’t meet Swimmy’s standard for scenery but early this week was pretty good on the Deschutes River in Oregon. Here is my camp. No WiFi hotspot or internet, but comfortable sleeping listening to the river and trains that use the tracks in the canyon. Fishing was good. Worked on my Euro nymphing and when I was in the right spot and doing it correctly, catching was good. Broke camp early this morning and fished the Columbia River for shad below John Day Dam. Landed 5 and lost several others in a couple of hours of fishing. The run is building so I’ll fish around home in early July.
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